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Another record setting crowd is expected for the event's third year in the making.

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Westport, CT | Added on April 24, 2014 At 12:44 PM

It's a show and tell fit for all ages, and it's coming to Westport Library this Saturday.  Better known as the Westport Mini Maker Faire, thousands of tech fans and tinkers will come share their latest creations.  

"This year we have a brand new attraction called things that fly.  So, people get to come and make a wind an air foil and test it in a real wind tunnel.  We have also a middle school teacher who will let students make foam rockets and launch them with rubber bands," said Mark Mathias, founder of the Westport Mini Maker Faire.

It’s the event’s third year here at the library, each year growing significantly from the last. This year, around four thousand curious minds are expected plus 100 makers.

 "You get makers from all around and then you provide that venue that you get to see really very creative people," said Vladimir Mariano of Fairfield County's Makers' Guild. 

Looking around the tent is really empty right now.  But come Saturday you are going to see thousands fill this event with their latest inventions.

"This is basically a 3-d printer robot.  It will go forward until it sees an obstacle."

 That's just one of the makers you can find on Saturday. Alongside others, like Westport’s Sunrise Rotary Club.

"Basically we are going to have a peace wall where people can bring their ideas on how to make peace," said Dennis Wong.

And, this year’s youngest maker will be this Westport second grader.

"I have an imaginery dream remote.  Like if you wanted to pick a dream but you didn't have an idea.  You could press one of these dream ideas on the bottom of the remote," said Logan, whose last name was requested not to be used. 

 Governor Malloy has even honored Saturday as a special day for makers.  A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m to kick off the event. 







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